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Work experience

1999Sep 2011

Group Manager Business Registries

Ministry of Economic Development - New Zealand Companies Office

I am responsible for the strategy and operations of the New Zealand business portal [] along with the Business Registries Group within MED. The group includes the New Zealand Companies Office and the Business Service Centre.• Strong people manager, mentor and leader• Sound judgement and common sense approach to getting results• Excellent client service ethic• Experienced at interpretation and application of legislation• Reputation for innovation• Demonstrated ability to think and act strategically


A highly engaged manager with a focus on all aspects of organisational development (culture, engagement, talent, leadership). The New Zealand Companies Office is one of 11 organisations across Australasia recognised for Excellence in Cultural Transformation by Human Synergistics International Ltd Implementing technologyDeveloping peopleBusiness process re-engineeringPRINCE2™ Practitioner


Jan 2004Dec 2005

Master of Public Administration

Victoria University of Wellington


PRINCE2™ Practitioner


Corporate Registers Forum

I was the Secretary of the Corporate Registers Forum from its inception in 2003 until 2011.

The Corporate Registers Forum (CRF) is an international not for profit organisation for administrators of corporate and securities registers. The aim of the CRF is to provide delegates with the opportunity to review the latest developments in corporate business registers internationally and exchange experiences and information on the present and future operation of corporate business registration systems. 

In the time I was Secretary the organisation grew in membership from 13 jurisdictions to 42.  Attendance at the annual conference grew from 30 to 180.